The function of the SUNM Advisory board is to offer assistance to the SUNM senior management team. SUNM’s Advisory Board is composed of accomplished experts offering innovative advice and dynamic perspectives, guide quality improvement, and assess program effectiveness. Roles and responsibilities of advisory board members include developing an understanding of the business, market and industry trends, and to provide “wise counsel” on issues raised by SUNM management. They provide unbiased insights and ideas to encourage and support the executive management. The board’s focus is to assist directors and management in exploration of new business strategies that enables sustainable growth of the company and improve operations.
Professor John D. Blum
Professor Blum is a Beazley Professor of Health Law & Policy at Loyola University Chicago and an adjunct professor of medical humanities in Loyola & Stritch School of Medicine, Department of Medicine. Prior to coming to Loyola, Professor Blum held positions on the faculties of Penn State and Boston University, and was a teaching fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health. In the spring of 1993 he was a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall and the University of British Columbia Faculties of Law under the auspices of the U.S.-Canada Fulbright program. He has served as a consultant to USAID in Indonesia where he worked on the development of a curriculum in public health law for use in schools of public health. He has many years of experience in health law and policy, and is very active in research in these areas, with a particular focus on legal issues in medical quality assurance.
Rick Miera earned a B.A. and a B.S. from the University of Albuquerque in 1973. He
has worked as a therapist, drug counselor, and program administrator for over 40
years working primarily with young adults and at-risk populations. He served
as Coordinator of the drug/alcohol program at the University of New Mexico’s
Department of Psychiatry, Bernalillo County Mental Health Center. He is a licensed
alcohol/drug counselor and former Director of Ayuda, a drug-counseling program and mental health facility serving Juveniles in Bernalillo County. Rick is also a successful small business owner. He served as a 12-term New Mexico State Representative for District 11, representing the downtown corridor of Albuquerque. He is a former Chairman of the House Education Committee and the House Labor and Human Resources Committee, a former Co-Chair of the Legislative Education Study
Committee, a former House Majority Leader and served in several other capacities.